Continuing Education Credits Available – 1.5 PDH Credits
Creating an inclusive work environment is not just the “right thing to do.” Inclusive behaviors are tied to higher levels of individual performance and firm profits; yet creating and working in an inclusive work environment often feels elusive, as evidenced by the fact that almost two-thirds of workers are disengaged at work.
In this interactive session, you will learn about the business case for inclusive work cultures and five simple actions anyone can take to create a more inclusive work environment for those they work with, regardless of current role or firm size. Applicable to everyone from new graduates to CEOs, these strategies have been shown to create a more inclusive work environment while requiring little time or budget to implement. When implemented consistently, these strategies create better work cultures for everyone and improve the retention of coworkers in traditionally marginalized gender, racial, and ethnic groups. You will leave this session empowered with specific actions you can immediately apply to engineer inclusion in your everyday interactions.
Presenter: Stephanie Slocum, P.E., Engineers Rising LLC
Stephanie Slocum, P.E. is the founder of Engineers Rising LLC and author of “She Engineers: Outsmart Bias, Unlock Your Potential, and Live the Engineering Career of your Dreams.” Stephanie shines light on the barriers to the retention of engineers and provides practical training, inspiration, and mentorship through her online platform and programs. She is a champion of inclusive work cultures.
Stephanie is the current chair of the Structural Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Business Practices committee. She is currently serving as an elected member of SEI’s Board of Governors and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Task Committee on the Code of Ethics. She is a winner of the 2020 Connected World’s Women in Technology Award for her work empowering women in engineering. Prior to founding Engineers Rising, she worked in structural engineering building consulting for 15 years. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architectural engineering.